Elliott Wright has said he believes his unborn baby with wife Sadie is going to be a girl.
The couple – who are already parents to two-year-old son Billy as well as Elliott’s children Elliott, 14, and Olivia, 12, – are expecting their baby in November and have decided to not find out the gender. They have revealed all about their baby news in a new exclusive shoot and interview with OK!
While the couple are delighted to be expecting, Elliott, 40, has shared his sadness at the fact his late dad isn’t here to share their joy.
He told OK!: “My first thought was my dad, and my dad’s not going to know this baby. But then I thought, he sent this baby down to me. Straight away I said, ‘It’s a girl.’ And I still feel it is. I’ve already got a little blonde princess and I reckon I’ve got a little dark-haired princess coming, too.”
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The baby joy comes after a very difficult year for the family. In the midst of the pandemic, Elliott’s grandparents, uncle Mark and father Eddie were all hospitalised with Covid.
Devastatingly, on 2 March, his beloved dad lost his battle with the cruel illness and was laid to rest in a beautiful ceremony on 15 April.
To add to the former TOWIE star’s heartbreak, just 11 days after his dad’s funeral, his Spanish restaurant, Olivia’s La Cala, burned down.
But Sadie, 29, insists the hard times have only pushed them closer together and believes they can now see a light at the end of the tunnel.
“It’s been hard, but it’s made us stronger as a family and as a couple and what doesn’t break you only makes you stronger. We can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and it’s going to be great – I can feel it!”
Elliot adds: “Yeah, it’s been tough. I’ve probably had the worst year of my life and probably the worst I’m ever going to have.”
“I’ve always been a positive person and I’m trying to look at the positives. I said to Sadie, “My dad sent us an angel.” We’re taking the positives out of that.”
The couple reveal that they gave themselves 14 months to fall pregnant and welcome their next child, with Sadie explaining: “Elliott was 40 last December and I’m going to be 30 next February, and I didn’t want to be pregnant for either, because I wanted to have a drink and enjoy myself.
“So I gave myself 14 months to fall pregnant with the baby and have the baby. That’s quite hard, but we’ve managed it. It was planned, but it came very quick, so we were happy about that.”